Posegate, Owls Headed to Final Four!

It’s the return of the Owls! The Marshall Owls boys soccer team is returning to the Class 2 Final Four for the first time since 2003. The Owls defeated the […]

It’s the return of the Owls! The Marshall Owls boys soccer team is returning to the Class 2 Final Four for the first time since 2003. The Owls defeated the Bolivar Liberators 2-1 in the State Quarterfinals on Saturday at Marshall. The Owls (24-2) set a school record with their 24th victory of the season. Bolivar got on the scoreboard first on a goal by Timothy Armstrong in the 18th minute. The Liberators would hold that lead at halftime. According to sources, Marshall settled in and possessed the ball better in the second half, and turned things around with two goal in less than a two minute span. The equaliser came in the 66th minute after Bolivar was whistled for a handball in the box. Jonny Najera scored on the ensuing Penalty Kick to draw the Owls level. In the 67th minute, Najera would get the game winner from about 30 yards out. The Owls would hold on for the 2-1 victory.

The leader of the Marshall Owls is the Zizzers own Josh Posegate (Class of 2000). Posegate (on the left in the picture with the Owls Seniors) has done a terrific job in just his third season as Head Coach of the Marshall Boys Soccer Team. Marshall will now face Smithville in the State Semifinals. That game will take place Friday, November 19th at 12:00pm at the Soccer Park in Fenton, MO. Smithville advanced with a 5-0 victory of Kansas City Center. In the other Semifinal, St. Mary’s (St. Louis) will take on Clayton at 2:00pm. The Third Place game is scheduled for 10:00am Saturday and the Championship game is at 4:00pm Saturday.

Good Luck Josh!

Note: St. Mary’s is coached by Jeff Robben who is also the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Notre Dame (St. Louis), frequent participants in the Lady Zizzer Soccer Classic. Jeff Robben’s Notre Dame girls and Josh Posegate’s Marshall girls will both be participating in the 2011 Lady Zizzer Soccer Classic in April.